Portland General Electric to close only coal-fired power plant in Oregon

Congratulations to the state of Oregon on the announcement of closing its only coal-fired plant! Gratitude to all the community members who worked diligently towards this result. Many thanks to the Sierra Club and it’s Oregon Chapter for their dedication towards this important win. 


Portland General Electric announced it has closed its power plant in Boardman, the only coal-fired plant in the state.

Portland General Electric on Thursday announced it has closed its eastern Oregon coal-fired power plant 20 years ahead of schedule as the utility pushes to use more sustainable forms of energy.

The closure of the Boardman plant comes as the result of an agreement between the utility, consumers and regulators reached in 2010 to curb air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions in the state. In exchange for closing the plant, the utility was allowed to make smaller investments in pollution controls.

The Morrow County plant, which opened in 1977, is the youngest U.S. coal plant closed for environmental reasons, the utility said when the agreement was reached.

Read on at The Oregonian…


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Oregon’s Lone Coal-Fired Power Plant Slated to Close, December 10, 2010